Osaka children's hospice aims for everyday normalcy

Jul 15, 2016

Osaka children's hospice aims for everyday normalcy


Tsurumi Children’s Hospice opened its doors in the city of Osaka in April to provide young people with serious medical conditions and disabilities a place to play and spend quality time with their families outside their homes. Unlike a typical palliative care institution for ...

Jul 8, 2016

Inmates on hunger strike at Osaka immigration detention center

Fourteen inmates in an Osaka immigration detention center are on hunger strike over what they call “inhumane conditions” including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country’s detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the center on Monday over the rejection ...

Jul 5, 2016

Many Osaka companies bracing for negative Brexit impact

A survey by the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry found that more than half of the responding member firms doing business overseas think Britain’s exit from the European Union will negatively affect their operations. Thirty-seven of the 62 respondents expressed worry about the ...

Jul 4, 2016

Orix-Vinci team aims to improve Osaka airports

A consortium led by Orix Corp. has started operating two major airports in and around Osaka Prefecture under an unprecedented 44-year privatization contract through March 2060. Kansai Airports hopes to make Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport into “world-class airports,” said Yoshiyuki Yamaya, ...

Japan's tallest Ferris wheel opens in Osaka

Jul 1, 2016

Japan's tallest Ferris wheel opens in Osaka

Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel started operating Friday at a large commercial complex in Suita, Osaka, Ferris Wheel Investment Co. said. The Redhorse Osaka Wheel stands 123 meters high over Expocity, a retail and entertainment complex that opened last November at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, ...